What's a Conficker?

by Mark Wong on April 1, 2009 · 0 comments

in technology

Below is a transcript of a conversation I had with a Mac user:

Me:  Have you heard about Conficker?

Mac User:  What’s a Conficker?

Me:  Conficker is a malicious super-virus that can cause severe damage to your computer.  The complexity of the code behind the virus has worried technology experts around the world.  Reports have indicated that it can take over your computer and prevent you from removing it by permanently blacking out your screen and blocking access to Microsoft and Anti-virus updates.  It then links your computer to a massive bot-net to leech from your processor, using it to send spam and commit various other cybercrimes.

Mac User:  Oh, well, have fun with that.

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